Addiction

Scientists Reveal That Toad Poison May Treat Addiction and Depression – Positivity Article

Do you know someone who struggles with addiction or depression?Just in case you haven’t been keeping up, there’s a bit of a psychedelic revival taking place. And unlike the communal acid trip that was the 1960s, today’s user of hallucinogens is more likely to use for reasons other than as a departure from reality.(Not to bash on LSD users of the 60s, including military test subjects of a CIA-sponsored military program.)Perhaps the biggest claim to fame of such drugs is…

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How to Love an Addict (Who Doesn’t Love Themselves) – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

I grew up in a family of high-functioning addicts. We looked like the perfect family, but as we all know, looks can be deceiving. No one was addicted to drugs, so that obviously meant that we had no problems. Cigarettes, alcohol, food, and work don’t count, right? I have come to realize that what we are addicted to is nowhere near as important as the admission that we’re addicted to something. When we try to make ourselves feel better by…

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The Social Media Sutra, part 1 – Meditation Article

Recently I recorded a series of four talks for “Tricycle” magazine, discussing how tools from the Buddhist tradition can help us to overcome our addiction to social media. The talks won’t appear online until January next year but in the meantime I thought I’d turn my notes into a series of articles — probably six in total. I’ll go beyond what I said in those talks because of course as soon as you give a talk you realize all the…

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Drug Testing Your Children at Home – Self Improvement Article

Drug testing at home may be in order if you have clues that your child may be experimenting with various drugs available to them. Between a parent and a child, there should always be a bond of mutual trust and respect. The problem, however, lies in the fact that things don’t always work out as they should. You see, from the earliest age, kids often try to cut corners wherever they can, which means that parents have to be especially…

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Healing the Addiction to Fixing and Rescuing Others — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

“The empath rescuer has learned that taking responsibility for other people’s actions and rescuing them is a sure way of receiving love and attention.” ~ Luminita D. Saviuc The Addiction to Fixing and Rescuing Others The empath rescuer has learned early on in life that taking responsibility for other people and rescuing them from their actions is a sure way of receiving love and attention. Therefore, they give so much of themselves away to the point of self-sacrifice. Blinded by…

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An Old Timer’s Prayer For Humility – Self Improvement Article

One of the most difficult challenges I’ve faced over the years is fighting that intense distortion of thought that tells me I have arrived. I have reached the pinnacle of knowledge and wisdom in AA, and all the words that fall from my lips need to be etched in stone. This twist in thinking tells me I have it all figured out, and know the precise path for those struggling alcoholism/addiction to follow if they want to be healed. While…

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Obsession of the mind for the Dually Diagnosed

One of the biggest weaknesses of Alcoholics Anonymous(AA) is that mental health isn’t covered in more depth. Millions of people suffering from addiction, too suffer from untreated mental health issues which originally lead them to their addiction/alcoholism. Their consumption coping strategy was often their only way to making life manageable and somewhat balanced, that is, until the pills and potions stopped. What was initially introduced as a method to escape mental torture became habitual with no signs of letting up.…

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An Antidote To Relentless Grandiosity

If you were predestined to only ever to be a worker amongst workers, could you find contentment with life? What would it feel like to find out today that none of your deepest grandiose dreams and desires would never come true?  No matter how hard you strived to game the systems in your favour, your biggest achievements and existence in life would be viewed as menial? Would life still be worth living? If you are an Alcoholic, that nasty self-righteous…

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